Thanks for all the pics and kind comments
Today I got my KMC gold chain throught the post and the only ohter thing im waiting for is some gold chainring bolts, but it meant i could take it for its first ride!!
It rides exactly as I wanted it to, it accelerates like a rocket and stops just as fast with that lovley v-brake cabley feel that I miss. It such fun throught the woods - its one of those bikes that really doesn't feel like a chore to ride
One thing that was disappointing though was the cranks that I bought on a member on here, I thought thee drive side splines looked too wide for the BB and it turns out they are as a result of wear. I wasn't told abut this when I bought them! So the cranks 'knock' on every pedal stroke
I'm going to discuss this with the seller and see what can be done.
Hope you enjoy the pics!